BFNT, Steelworkers will meet again in two weeks
Labor contract negotiators for Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire LLC (BFNT) and the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) will return to the bargaining table on Jan. 11 following a holiday recess.
Negotiations officially resumed on Dec. 6 after a stalemate that lasted for more than a year.
Workers at five BFNT plants are still working under a day-to-day contract that can be canceled by either party with a five-day notice.
Factories that would be covered under a new contract include Des Moines, Iowa; Warren County, Tenn.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; La Vergne, Tenn.; and a facility in Akron, Ohio, that builds racing tires.
BFNT´s Bloomington, Ill., plant is unionized, but isn´t part of the company´s master contract with the USWA.